Mike Blow – Multisensory Aesthetics workshop 16th May 2017

This workshop is organised by Mike Blow. Call for participation: Multisensory Aesthetics workshop, Plymouth University, 16/05/17 The Multisensory Aesthetics project at Plymouth University is a transdiciplinary collaboration between psychology, fine art, 3D design and sound art, designed to explore the creation and perception of multisensory artworks. As part of the project you are invited to a one day workshop exploring the use of multisensory techniques in art and design practice as well as psychological and neurological studies of these phenomena. The event is designed to bring together scientists, academics and artists working in… Read More

Mike Blow at Supersonic Ashmolean LiveFriday

  Mike Blow is presenting three pieces at the Ashmolean this Friday, amongst others his new Piece Music Project commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music (see picture under construction). Oxford Contemporary Music takes over the Ashmolean! Experience sound on multiple levels of the museum and enjoy live music performances, sound installations, film, instrumental workshops, interactive talks and soundscapes. Friday 3 March, 7–10.30 pm Ashmolean Museum Beaumont St Oxford OX1 2PH Tickets are £5 in advance, or £7 on the door if any remain. You will need to select an entry time, either 7pm or… Read More

Mike Blow tonight part of Instant Orchestra performing Handel’s Messiah

 Photo credit Sue Eves The Instant Orchestra brings together musicians and non-musicians, music and non music. If you’ve ever wanted to play an instrument or sing then this is your chance. If you already play and sing then this is a performance of Handel’s Messiah as you’ve never played/sung/heard it before. Join the mighty Instant Orchestra of the experienced and totally inexperienced for one night only (no rehearsals needed). On the one hand this mighty orchestra of the experienced and totally inexperienced will attempt parts of Handel’s score with flawless enthusiasm (including the Halleluja!… Read More

Blowstudio Hornet Crowdfunder

Mike Blow is crowdfunding his Blowstudio Hornet, a kind of theremin – a musical instrument that you play by moving your hand above it in space. The Hornet uses the same method of gestural control as the original Theremin, an instrument designed by Russian inventor Lev Termen in the early 1900s. However the Hornet is digital and updates the idea with many more sound options and possibilities. Find more info here and help him produce this wonderful instrument.  

Blowstudiouk at ~Hotwire~

Blowstudiouk – Kayoko and Mike BLOW – will be performing as part of this week’s ~Hotwire~ Live Jam 2 hour jam .. inviting people to explore possibilities with sound .. open space .. – for interested hobbyist to professional artists/ musicians – simply exploring your personal connection to sound within a group context .. a chance to play with whatever you’re working on.. art, code, synthesizers, computers, visualizations, generative algorithms, samples, loops, hacks, virtual instruments, real instruments, analogue, digital, sound-toys, electronica, eeprom circuit-boards, poetry, stories, mic, rap, writing, beat-box, improvised movement, play ….. Read More

Plymouth Art Weekender coming soon!

 Driftingspace, Mount Wise Shoot As announced earlier Bureau Doove is happy to be part of the upcoming first Plymouth Art Weekender, presenting work by Alison Ballard, Mike Blow and Driftingspace (Sally Hall and Jason Hirons) at the wonderful Devonport Guildhall. The tactile sound sculpture POD (2009) by Alison Ballard and Mike Blow consists of two giant blue inflatables. The speakers inside of these hum and vibrate with pulsing low-frequency sound. Audience members are encouraged to place hands and ears on the inflatable to feel and hear the sounds coming from within. POD… Read More

Plymouth Art Weekender – website now live

We were so excited about it that we were a bit too quick with posting the link to the Plymouth Art Weekender website but it is live now. It very much looks like Plymouth is the place to be end of September so start booking your travel. http://www.plymouthartweekender.com/ _______________________________________________________________ We will happily tell you what the sentence in the green means when you support Bureau Doove after clicking this work by Stefaan QUIX  

Plymouth Art Weekender

Very pleased to be part of the first Plymouth Art Weekender on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2015. We will present the installation Pod by Mike BLOW and Alison BALLARD; and films by DRIFTINGSPACE in the gorgeous Devonport Guildhall. More details to follow soon but find our dedicated event page already here.

Mike Blow In BBC’s Make It Digital Tour

Mike BLOW will be talking about his homemade theremins, noise boxes and artificial life software at BBC’s Make It Digital Tour on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 27 June at  11.30, 14:00 and 15:00. More info here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2015/bbcs-make-it-digital-uk-tour

Dementieva, Quix, Blow

Alexandra DEMENTIEVA Another busy weekend for some BUREAU DOOVE artists! Alexandra DEMENTIEVA is showing a short film during the film festival Rencontres (cinematographiqes) au sommet (1531m), in Verbier, Switzerland on Friday 1 May at 2pm. Find more info here. Also from 1 May she will be showing a short movie during First Light, an Ottica TV Project for the International Year of Light 2015, which runs until 31 December. More info. Stefaan QUIX will present his film installation ‘Licht und Blindheit’ for the second weekend during Sounding City, the international sound art festival currently taking place in… Read More